Monday, 18 November 2013

Ofcom’s enforcement action against the “Jessica Pressley” service

Ofcom | Ofcom’s enforcement action against the “Jessica Pressley” service: "Ofcom has recently taken enforcement action against the “Jessica Pressley” video-on-demand service, using powers under Section 368K of the Communications Act for the first time.
The “Jessica Pressley” service, which provided free-to-view R18-equivalent pornographic content and did not have a robust paywall for its premium content, was referred to Ofcom by the Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD), the co-regulator for video-on-demand (VOD) in the UK, in relation to breaches of ATVOD’s Rules.  ATVOD had jurisdiction over this particular site because its videos were “TV-like” and because it was based in the UK.
If a VOD service in UK jurisdiction continues to breach editorial content rules, attempts to secure compliance have failed, and if it is deemed appropriate and proportionate, Ofcom can direct the service provider to take remedial action or have its right to provide a VOD service suspended." 'via Blog this'

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